[gmx-users] Optimal Hardware for Gromacs

Alexey Shvetsov alexxyum at gmail.com
Sun May 2 20:46:26 CEST 2010

2010/5/2 David van der Spoel <spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se>

> On 2010-05-02 10.32, Alexey Shvetsov wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Actualy suppermicro offers 4 socket machines with 12-core amd cpus so
>> you get 48cores in 1U
>> GROMACS perform well on such hardware =)
> Sure but a simple rule of thumb is that you want to maximize aggregate
> clockspeed per dollar. Such machines might be quite a bit more expensive
> than the simpler ones.
> Yes. But not in this case =) Opteron 61xx series costs about 1000$ per
unit. So 4 socket platform from supermicro will cost about 10k$.

>> In case of using Infiniband you need IB switch of dual port ib cards (to
>> connect machines as a 1d torus)
> --
> David van der Spoel, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
> Dept. of Cell & Molec. Biol., Uppsala University.
> Box 596, 75124 Uppsala, Sweden. Phone:  +46184714205.
> spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se    http://folding.bmc.uu.se
> --
> gmx-users mailing list    gmx-users at gromacs.org
> http://lists.gromacs.org/mailman/listinfo/gmx-users
> Please search the archive at http://www.gromacs.org/search before posting!
> Please don't post (un)subscribe requests to the list. Use the www interface
> or send it to gmx-users-request at gromacs.org.
> Can't post? Read http://www.gromacs.org/mailing_lists/users.php

Best Regards,
Alexey 'Alexxy' Shvetsov
Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Russia
Department of Molecular and Radiation Biophysics
Gentoo Team Ru
Gentoo Linux Dev
mailto:alexxyum at gmail.com
mailto:alexxy at gentoo.org
mailto:alexxy at omrb.pnpi.spb.ru
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://maillist.sys.kth.se/pipermail/gromacs.org_gmx-users/attachments/20100502/78103a06/attachment.html>

More information about the gromacs.org_gmx-users mailing list